The following services are offered by the James C. Denneny, Jr. Career Development Center:
Career Resource Library - Current career-related books, free journals and publications, newsletters and career- specific handouts are available. Students have ability to check out materials for three days at a time.
Assessments - The Career Development Center offers the assessments to assists students in the process of determining a career path. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Focus 2 are the two assessments that are available. The Focus 2 is an educational and career planning software program that integrates self-assessment with in-depth and up-to-date career information.
Career Exploration - Students may make individual appointments to talk about internship possibilities, job shadowing and informational interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center to make an appointment.
Career Advising - Appointments may be made with the professional staff to assist students with individual needs.
Workshops - Our professional staff develops and presents workshops on topics such as: Resume Writing Tips, Successful Cover Letters, Successful Interviewing Strategies, Marketing Yourself, Network for Career Success, Job Searching Skills, and more. See our Calendar of Upcoming Events.
Resume Review - Students may have their resumes and application materials reviewed by scheduling an appointment with the Professional Staff. Contact the Career Development Center to make an appointment. Walk-in's can meet with the Professional Staff based on availability, but appointments are preferred.
Mock Interviews - Interviewing skills are honed during mock interviews offered in the Center Development Center. Check out our monthly series during the academic year on the Calendar of Upcoming Events. Contact the staff to set up an appointment.
On-Campus Opportunities - The Center hosts companies, organizations, and graduate schools for on-campus interviews and/or informational sessions.
Professional Business Etiquette - Professional etiquette dinners and events are provided through the support of the Student Government Association to current CMU students.
Career Closet - CMU Alumni have been so generous in donating an array of gently used outfits of professional attire! We know starting your professional wardrobe can be expensive, so come down to the Career Development Center to see if we have just the outfit for you to wear to your next interview. The outfit you find is yours to keep!
Career Fair - The annual Career EXPO is hosted in the Conference Room of the Student & Community Center in the Spring. Employers offering full time positions, internships and summer employment as well as Graduate and Professional School recruiters attend. Known organizations such as Auto Owners Insurance, Missouri Office of Administration, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have attended in the past.
The Center also co-sponsors the MOJOE, a career fair targeted for education majors which is held in the Spring. The Career Development Center also advertises other fairs and career development opportunities in the state of Missouri.
Graduate & Professional School Information - Resources, entrance exam registration, on-line practice tests, and study guides are available. Sessions on applying to graduate school are provided as well as one-on-one assistance by appointment.
Alumni Mentor Program - The Center will assist students in networking with alumni in a field of interest or a targeted company.